Klopp refutes accusation regarding Liverpool's tactics

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and Spartak Moskva at Anfield on December 6, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Liverpool were sensational against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League last night.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

Reds boss Jürgen Klopp spoke to the media in the aftermath of his side's superb 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow in the Champions League last night, and insisted that he doesn't set his team up to be Gung-Ho all of the time, as quoted by the club's official website.

Liverpool have been breathtaking going forward this season, scoring 62 goals in 24 games in all competitions, although their defensive displays have drawn a wave of criticism, with Klopp being urged to strengthen his back-line in January by fans and pundits alike.

Against Spartak Moscow, however, they were quite simply brilliant at both ends of the pitch, sweeping the Russians aside with relative ease.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London,...

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The Reds did not setup with the idea to go all out attack though, according to their manager.

The German spoke to reporters after the game, insisting that he prefers to line his side up in a 4-4-1-1 formation, with Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho acting as wide midfield players, as quoted by LiverpoolFC.com:

Manager Jurgen Klopp speaks to the media during the Liverpool FC Press Conference at Anfield on August 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

"We didn't have three strikers with Coutinho behind - that was the BT line-up before the game, we played 4-4-1-1. They were proper midfielders tonight, they had to play as midfielders and defend, Phil and Sadio. We have Roberto running everywhere and Mo between the lines, that was the idea."

Next up for Liverpool is the Merseyside Derby on Sunday, and Klopp will be hoping that his players can emulate last night's performance, as they look to keep pace with those above them in the Premier League table.

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